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IGIR-IEEM Macao ‘Intellectual Property Knowledge Management’ Event (12th-21st May, 2014)


The Institute of European Studies of Macao (IEEM) and Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders (Maastricht University, The Netherlands) have announced the 2014 edition of their annual event on Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management. The programme will be held in Hong Kong and Macau. This year’s programme comprises three activities: The Intellectual Property Law School (Monday 12 to Friday 16 May 2014, Macau Cultural Center)- Starting from the basics of the Paris and Berne conventions, the course covers the development of Intellectual…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (14th to 20th April, 2014)


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We started this week with Swaraj providing us an update on the suggestions for the upcoming SpicyIP report on 2013’s leading IP developments. This was a request for input regarding our list of 2013′s biggest IP developments that we plan to write a report on. He writes that “we have loosely defined ‘biggest’ as those with most jurisprudential value or those that have made a substantial impact on the Indian IP eco-system.” Find the suggestions that have made the cut…


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Webinar on Patenting Computer Related Inventions in India.


We’re happy to bring our readers news of a free webinar on Patenting Computer Related Inventions in India hosted by ipMetrix Consulting Group. Please see their invite below: Patentability Requirements for Computer Related Inventions We, (ipMetrix Consulting Group) invites you to join a live webinar on patenting computer related inventions in India. You may register for the event by visiting the Eventbrite event page. The webinar details are as follows: Date/Time: Friday, April 25, 2014 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT) 5.00 PM…


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GoDaddy to be Sued as an Intermediary for Copyright and Trademark Infringement


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LiveMint reports that GoDaddy, a global domain name registrar, is to be sued by the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and one of its group firms, DotEx International Ltd., for alleged copyright and trademark infringement. It appears that the suit is based on the allegation that Manshi Systems, a Hyderabad based technology firm that was providing access to the NSE’s databases and real time trading platforms called NOW by its own software. GoDaddy was the webhosting company that hosted Manshi Systems’…


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Life of MTS Internet Baby Extended by Delhi HC


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The latest viral advertisement which has caught everybody’s attention is that of the MTS ‘Internet Baby’. It features a baby which, as soon as it is born, uses the internet to post selfies and even googles ‘how to cut an umbilical cord’ and does it by itself. The tagline for the ad aptly reads, ‘Born for the Internet’. However, on March 24th, 2014, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) issued an order against MTS (also known as Sistema Shyam…


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Delhi HC Orders the State to Foot the Bill for Rare Disease Treatment


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In a remarkable moment for Indian jurisprudence, Manmohan J. of the Delhi High Court recently ordered the Govt. of NCT and the AIIMS (in Mohd. Ahmed v. Union of India) to provide a child suffering from Gaucher disease (a rare disease) Enzyme Replacement Treatment which costs about Rs. 6-7 lakh a month, free of cost. The court goes on to hold, in no mixed terms that the defence that the State’s funds were insufficient to meet such expenses would not…


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Patent

Access free e-book on basics of Patent Search


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The kind folks at Origiin IP Solutions recently released a FREE e-book on “Basics of Patent Search”. This is a great initiative to provide access to IP law through the open access model. The e-book highlights the need to perform a thorough patent search, the kinds of searches, and how a good search report can assist in: Assessing novelty of the invention; Minimising patent infringement risk; Formulating IP strategies; Enforcement/opposition of patent. It sets a broad framework for patent search, with additional inputs in the…


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Breaking News: Ericsson sues Intex for infringement of SEPs in Delhi HC


Our readers may be aware that Intex filed a complaint against Ericsson with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) alleging abuse of dominance by the Ericsson whilst negotiating a Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) licensing agreement in 2013. The dispute took a new turn  on 15th April 2014,  when Ericsson sued Intex at the Delhi High Court for infringement of eight Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). The matter came up for hearing before Justice R S Endlaw. Ericsson argued that Intex’s tactics for licence procurement…


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The MPI Patent Declaration and TRIPS Flexibilities


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The Global South has long been clamouring for an interpretation of the TRIPS agreement which allows countries the flexibility to legislate for their specialised domestic needs. This has been met with strict resistance from the trade intensive, technology possessive North that favours an interpretation of the TRIPS with little or no flexibilities, and aggressively campaigns for the imposition of this interpretation on the rest of the world. In such a situation, much needed validation for the position that developing countries…


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2013′s leading IP developments report – an update


A big thanks to our readers who’ve sent in suggestions for our upcoming SpicyIP report on 2013′s leading IP developments - namely, Shashank Mangal, Nehaa Chaudhari and two anonymous comments sent in. For readers who may have missed our earlier post, I’m referring to our request for input regarding our list of 2013′s biggest IP developments that we plan to write a report on. We’ve loosely defined ‘biggest’ as those with most jurisprudential value or those that have made a substantial…


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